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Global Payments Credit card processor finds more trouble from breach

Global Payments Inc. issued another statement, more than two months after it first reported that computer hackers may have compromised data from as many as 1.5 million credit and debit card accounts in North America.

Initially, the company are confident that their estimate on compromised card details is correct. After further investigation, they discovered that hackers may have access the personal information belong to a number of consumers.

“Our ongoing investigation recently revealed potential unauthorized access to personal information collected from a subset of merchant applicants. It is unclear whether the intruders looked at or took any personal information from the company’s systems,” reads the statement.

As an additional precaution, Global Payments said it alerted card issuers about more than 1.5 million potentially affected accounts so they can be on the lookout for suspicious activity.

After the breach, both Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. removed Global Payments from their lists of third-party vendors that meet the payment processing industry’s security standards.

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